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RE: Dinosaurian biogeography

Actually, the revision of the Dinosauria will have an updated version of the
Distribution chapter, as well as a chapter specifically on reconstructing
dinosaur paleobiogeography from the Late Triassic until the K-T.  As for
material already published, there are the three paleobiogeography chapters
(Molnar, Sues, and Russell and Bonaparte) and Chapman's technology &
dinosaurs chapter in The Complete Dinosaur; Le Loeuff's chapter in Currie &
Padian's Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs; and these other references from the

Holtz, T. R., Jr.  1993.  Paleobiogeography of Late Mesozoic dinosaurs:
implications for paleoecology.  J. Vert. Paleontol. 13 (Suppl. to 3): 42A.

Holtz, T. R., Jr.  1996.  Late Mesozoic dinosaurian biogeography and
diversity: lineage based approaches.  Sixth North American Paleontological
Convention Abstracts of Papers.  Paleontological Society Special Publication
8: 77.

Kirkland, J. I.  1996.  Biogeography of western North America?s
mid-Cretaceous faunas ? losing European ties and the first great Asian-North
American interchange.  J. Vert. Paleontol. 16 (Suppl. to 3): 45A.

Le Loeuff, J.  1991.  The Campano-Maastrichtian vertebrate faunas from
southern Europe and their relationships with other faunas in the world;
paleobiogeographical implications.  Cretaceous Res. 12: 93-114.

Molnar, R. E.  1992.  Paleozoogeographic relationships of Australian
Mesozoic tetrapods.  Pp. 259-266.  In: Chatterjee, S., and Hotton, N., III.
(eds.) New Concepts in Global Tectonics.  Texas Tech Univ. Press, Lubbock.

Russell, D. A.  1993.  The role of central Asia in dinosaur biogeography.
Can. J. Earth Sci. 30: 2002-2012.

Russell, D. A.  1995.  China and the lost worlds of the dinosaurian era.
Historical Biol. 10; 3-12.

Sereno, P. C. 1997. The origin and evolution of dinosaurs. Ann. Rev. Earth
Planet. Sci. 25: 435-489.

Sereno, P. C.  1999a.  Dinosaurian biogeography: vicariance, dispersal and
regional extinctions.  In: Tomida, Y., Rich, T. H., and Vickers-Rich, P..
(eds) Proceedings of the Second Gondwanan Dinosaur Symposium.  Nat. Sci.
Mus., Tokyo, Monographs. 15: 249-257.

Sereno, P. C. 1999b. The evolution of dinosaurs. Science 284: 2137-2147.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of

Weishampel's section on dinosaur distribution in The Dinosauria
(Weishampel,Dodson, Osmolska, 1990) is probably the best although now a bit
dated. Presumably it will be revised when the Dinosauria appears again soon.

--Thom Holmes
dinosaur author at large

Fellow list-members:

   Can anybody suggest one or a few recent papers (or other
literature) that deal with or give an overview of the geographic
distribution of the various groups of dinosaurs from the Late
Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous? Thank you for your help.

Michel Chartier
Laboratoire de paléoanthropologie

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
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